By Ifeanyi Okonkwo,
The Government of Anambra State has declared the 1st of February 2018, as a work for free day to enable Ndi Anambra and well-wishers to pay their last respects to the late Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.
In a press statement signed by Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the Secretary to the Government of Anambra State, said the work free day is part of the funeral arrangements for the late Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Please note that Thursday, February 1st, 2018 is work free day in Anambra state. All markets and businesses will be closed on that day to enable Ndi Anambra, friends, associates and well-wishers to pay our last respects to the late Vice President”. The statement stated.
Adding that, "A state commendation ceremony will hold on the 1st of February, 2018, at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka by 10 am."
The statement went further to advice all those attending the commendation ceremony including various social, cultural, religious, political, professional, educational, market men and women, and all other groups are to be seated by 10AM prompt.